UWC Samos 'Nectar', Muscat Blanc, Samos

2010 UWC Samos 'Nectar', Muscat Blanc, Samos

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Description-Classification:
Naturally Sweet White Wine from sun-dried grapes, Muscat Blanc 100%, Appellation Samos (PDO), 6 years in barrel, Vintage 2010, Alc.14% by Vol., Long ageing potential, Production: 12.000 bottles, Bottle Size: 500ml, Closure type: Natural Cork.
Awards-Tasting reviews:
2017, 90 pts, Decanter WWA UK, vintage 2010.
2015, Gold, China Wine Awards, Vintage 2011.
2015, Gold, Texsom IWA, USA, vintage 2010.
Organoleptic:
Deep amber color is complemented by attractive orange hints, nose of ageing aromas, brings sun-drenched raisins, while its first mouth reserves the right to an unqualified freshness that may clinch the leading role for this wine on the table. Overall, a strong and harmonious bouquet ably assisted by the noble aromas of walnut, with a particularly lingering aftertaste of smoke, incense and macaroons.
Food pairing:
Nectar demands the intimate company of a hefty sweet and sour dishes, such as wild boar roasted with quinces or duck à l’orange. Needless to say, Greek traditional honeyed desserts such as baklava and walnut cake are friends of long standing to this wine.
Served at 8 - 10 °C.
Origin:
The semi-mountainous small-terraced vineyards of Samos Island, Aegean.
Altitude: 100-800m. Soil: sandy clay.
Harvest: Mid-August to late September.
Yield: 40-50 hl/he.
Age of vines: Over 50 years.
Agriculture: Mild.
Vinification:
Derived from sun-dried grapes. Fermentation in stainless steel tanks for a period of about 3 weeks. Maturation in oak barrels over a period of 6 years. Acidity: 5.8 g/L TA, pH: 3.60, Residual sugar: 150.0 g/L.